Beginnings by Simon Macbeth Leeds Chapter 6 part 2 of 8

Beginnings by Simon Macbeth Leeds Chapter 6 part 2 of 8

Simon Macbeth Leeds I used to wake up at some silly hour on Christmas morning and have to sit in my bedroom for hours before my parents decided it was an acceptable time for me to get up. We used to open our presents in my Mum and Dad’s bedroom and a bigger, special present would sometimes be waiting for us downstairs as well. Christmas was always the most exciting of times. I liked birthdays and Easter because I got to eat a lot of chocolate, but Christmas was always…

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Simon Macbeth an Early Memory | Part 3 of 3

Simon Macbeth an Early Memory | Part 3 of 3

Please read part 1 first – http://www.simonmacbeth.co/autobiography/simon-macbeth-an-early-memory-part-1-of-3/ As an adult, Simon Macbeth wanted to put something back and help youngsters in similar situations to mine. When I started volunteering at ChildLine I had real difficulty relating to other counsellors. I’d unintentionally say things that upset people. I’ve always felt an intense need to be heard and for people not to consider me stupid. I think at ChildLine people found me over opinionated and sometimes aggressive. I never had any problems communicating with the people on the phone, so I went to…

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